Québec Court of Appeal dismisses proceedings against Anvil

Common shares outstanding 158.0 million

All amounts are expressed in US dollars, unless otherwise stated.

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Anvil Mining Limited (TSX: AVM) (ASX: AVM), ("Anvil" or the "Company") announced today that in a unanimous decision rendered in Montreal on January 24, 2012, the Québec Court of Appeal dismissed court proceedings initiated in November 2010 against Anvil by the Canadian Association Against Impunity, a group of NGOs. In its decision, the Québec Court of Appeal reversed a judgment rendered by the Québec Superior Court in April 2011.

The proceedings which were initiated in November 2010 related to an incident in the town of Kilwa, located in the north-east part of the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") that occurred in 2004. Prior to initiation of the proceedings in Québec, the incident and Anvil had been the subject of several investigations and court proceedings both in and outside the DRC.

Anvil Mining Limited is a copper producer whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (as Common Shares) and the Australian Securities Exchange (as CDIs) under the symbol AVM.


For further information:

Darryll Castle        Robert La Vallière
President & CEO       Vice President Corporate Affairs
Tel: +27 (11) 750 6876    Tel: (Office) +1 (514) 448 6664
Email: darryllc@anvilmining.com (Johannesburg)   (Cell)    +1 (514) 944 9036
  Email: robertl@anvilmining.com (Montréal)



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